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|Jan-02-06|| ||Kwesi: Very nice puzzle-like finish - 32 White to play|
|Jan-02-06|| ||IT4LICO: I'm really impressed, black Q and R lock king's way and a pawn check is decisive. I'd never found 32.Qxf6...|
|Jan-06-06|| ||Kwesi: Yes, definitely <puzzle of the day> material...|
|Jan-08-06|| ||notyetagm: Great concluding combination: 32 xf6+!! xf6 33 g6+! fxg6 34 xg6+ e7 35 f6+ and 36 g8#.|
|Jan-08-06|| ||offramp: <notyetagm> That finish is called a Double Lutz.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||RonB52734: I won't tell you I solved this puzzle (I was looking at Rg8 when I decided it was bedtime and I peeked at the solution) but it's noteworthy that Black has apparently no useful moves no matter what White plays. Material is even, but Black's pieces are remarkably bad.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||Fan of Leko: Missed another one...I settled for Bxf7 Kxf7 Rg7+ Bxg7 Rxg7+ and Qh8#. Not forced, unfortunately, and not as nice as the queen sac freeing the f pawn.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||ganstaman: I almost got it. I only missed 35.f6+, which really is a key move. I just figured that something would work itself out after the queen and rook sac. Of course, it would be dumb to actually play this combination without seeing 35.f6+, so I guess I really failed.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||Infohunter: Oh well--at least I got the first three this week.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||Mating Net: Fabulous finish! White has such a superior position after 31...Ke7 that a win was always in the cards. |
I thought the focus was going to be on f7 given the opposite Bishops. However, finding the opera house pattern shows a super sharp tactical mind that examined the most forcing move, 32.Qxf6+!, and took it from there.
|Mar-09-06|| ||LoveThatJoker: I solved the puzzle. I am glad. Definitely an interesting position allowing White to win the game with a superb and irresistible combination! |
Good on the person who selected this one for today!
|Mar-09-06|| ||aw1988: I got Bxf7.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||dzechiel: OK, I looked at this position and found what I think is another winning line. I will admint that it's not quite as pretty as the game, but I think it still has a lot going for it. Try this:|
32 g6 g7 33 e6+ f8 34 xg7#
32 g6 fxg6 33 h7+ e8 35 g8+ e7 36 f7#
32 g6 xd5 33 xf6 d3 34 e6+ fxe6 35 g7+ e8 36 h8#
32 g6 xd5 33 xf6 d1+ 34 xd1
|Mar-09-06|| ||likestofork: 32. Rg6 Rh8
|Mar-09-06|| ||mpl: <dzechiel>: After 32 Rg6 black answers simply Rh8. Now 33. Rxf6 Rxh6 34. Rxf7+ Kd8 35. Rxd7+ Kxd7 36. Rg7+ seems to me not to be won for white...|
|Mar-09-06|| ||hanstholmhavn: Bxf7 is winning big time as well.... Kxf7 is forced mate (Qh7+,Ke8,Rg8++), and other moves is met by Be6 and a quick mate... but of course it is not as beautiful as Qxf6+....|
|Mar-09-06|| ||Dim Weasel: Very nice forcing combination, but of course I didn't find it (even if I momentarily considered Qxf6). So sad.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||majick: Miles away. I don't even remember the last Thursday I solved.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||ckr: I took the long road :-(
32.Rg7 Rxd5 33.R1g6
( 7:+327.60 33.Rxf7+ Kxf7 34.Qh7+ Bg7 35.Rxg7+ Kf6 36.Rg6# and missed this line)
33...Rd1+ 34.Kc2 Bxg7 35.Qg5+ Kf8 36.Rxg7 Rc8 37.Rg8# )
|Mar-09-06|| ||NBZ: This was a fairly easy one, if only because Qxf6 is the first move that suggests itself. f6+ is the key idea that makes the combo work. I'm not sure I would have found the queen sac in an actual game, but in a puzzle you know from before there is a spectacular solution, and that sure helps!|
|Mar-09-06|| ||Richerby: I stared at this for a while and got nowhere and then remembered Nunn's(?) advice to analyze forcing sequences to their conclusion. 32.xf6+ forces xf6 (otherwise, 33.g8#). Then, 33.g6+ forces fxg6 (otherwise, 34.f6+ e8/f8 35.g8#). Then, 34.xg6+ forces e7 (only legal move); 35.f6+ forces e8/f8; 36.g8# forces Black to consider that winning isn't everything. Not too difficult once you realise that Black only really has one move at each stage.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||pawn to QB4: if you didn't get it, take consolation from my ultimate failure: seen it before, still didn't get it.|
|Mar-09-06|| ||Marco65: <ckr> 32.Rg7 Rf8 and now what? Also 32.Qh7 and 32.Qh5 encounter the same reply.|
People suggesting other alternative solutions should look at the defence 32...Rh8 first.
I think the text move is the only winning line.
|Mar-09-06|| ||simsan: <hanstholmhavn> My move was Bxf6 as well, but it isn't really that good. After the response 32. ... Rh8 white cannot play Be6 with any advantage. White still has the initiative after 32. Bxf6, but the "Mate in 5" opportunity is gone.|
We didn't lose the game, but we failed to solve the puzzle :-(
|Mar-09-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: I missed this puzzle. :(
Was thinking of 32.Be6?! but that's not forcing.
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